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 Post subject: Can you use a 50w Tube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:53 am 
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Can you use a 50W laser like this one:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-qua ... ac906eaf85

With the normal power supply?

Can it be right that it is a 50W?? Ir seems like the more Watt the longer the tubes are? This is the first one I have seen, with the same length as the one I have in my machine, but it is 55mm compared to mine which is 50mm.


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 Post subject: Re: Can you use a 50w Tube
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Can you use a 50w Tube
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:37 pm 
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Link worked for me..

I wouldn't recommend going to a higher wattage tube unless you change out your Power Supply to match.

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 Post subject: Re: Can you use a 50w Tube
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:47 pm 
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I'd beware of the tube ratings seeming overly optimistic. I don't have a way to test these things, but I've heard that you can't "cheat" more wattage out of a shorter length tube without overdriving it- and even then, the beam quality apparently suffers and you don't get more cutting power, just more heat and char.

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 Post subject: Re: Can you use a 50w Tube
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:53 pm 
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You might want to ckeck out Walter's tube upgrade thread installing-a-bigger-tube-t641.html

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